If you want to locate, track, or find your Android device then follow some ways to recover your device given below. Losing your phone can be a catastrophe which is the reason why Google provides you some tools for finding and even erasing the phone remotely. Here’s how you can locate or track your Android device.
How To Track Your Android Device?
There are two methods of tracking your Android device which we will be showing here
Method 1: Through Google Account
If you have your Android Device linked to a Google account then you can track your location by accessing Find My Phone from this link: android.com/find Or search on Google “Find My Device“. You can also track your phone by using some other device by downloading this app “Find my device” from Google Play Store. If your Google account is logged in to your smartphone then you can use these options
- Play Sound: After clicking on this option the phone will ring for 5 minutes even if your phone is on silent mode
- Secure Device: This option will lock your device and sign out of your Google Account. You can also display a message and phone number on your device. Still, locate your device even if it’s locked.
- Erase Device: If you no other option other than erasing your device then choose this option. After choosing this option your device cannot be located, all data from your device will be erased.
Keep in mind that tracking the geolocation will only work if your device is connected to the internet or has GPS enabled.
Method 2: Through A Third-party app
There are many apps of which can really do the same function as Google’s Find my Device, but in case you do not have a Google account or do not want to use their services these are the best alternatives to Google Find My Device
Tracking Without The Internet Connection
There are some third-party apps that are specifically designed to help its users to locate or find their android devices. These apps are very helpful in case your device gets lost. One of them is the Mifon app, one of the best Android anti-theft phone finder applications. It can trace your lost phone with some simple SMS commands. Some extra work such as data backup, taking thief selfie, the best protection, and all that functionality works without any internet connection. Google’s Find My Device only works as long as your phone is connected to the internet.
Mifon is available on Google Play Store for free. All you need to do is create an account and follow step-by-step instructions to get started. My favorite feature of this app is taking the selfie of the thief so that you can know who stole your lovely phone.
How To Make Sure Find My Device is enabled on your Android Device?
If you have not turned on Find My Device on your Android device then don’t worry, Google has probably already enabled by default as when you connected your phone to your Google Account. So if you want to check or verify if it is enabled then follow the steps below.
- Go To Settings > Tap “Google“
- On Google’s settings page, Tap “Security.”
- Now Tap “Find My Device“
- On This page check that the button is swiped to the right.
Still Not Recovered your Phone?
If you are still struggling to Find the device we recommend you file a report, for this method, you will need the purchase invoice of your phone. Once your complaint is filed, you can contact your telecommunications company and block the device by using the IMEI so that it can not be used by someone else. The device can be tracked by these authorities in any of the countries and will be listed in the Blacklist, the phone will be automatically blocked so that it can not be used.
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